tbh will and nico are both canonly huge nerds (nico with mythomagic + will makes a star trek reference which im taking to mean hes watched it headcanon accepted yes please)
JUST IMAGINE. THESE BOYS. THESE BEAUTIFUL BOYS.
• listening to the adventure zone together and realizing they could totally find people to play d&d with at camp and having monthly or potentially weekly d&d sessions (their characters may or may not be dating)
• will finds out nico only knows anything about mythomagic and shows him tons of other trading card games, because even though he doesnt play he’s a total card hoarder and loooves to collect. nico finds himself partial to pokemon for a while. theyre just so cute…. but he doesnt say that
• they go to toy shows and things because will is all about Quantity (“buy me that one- oh and that one- oh and that one!!!”) whereas nico is a total dork and needs his figures to be High Quality (“hmm…. nico yazawa is one of my favorite girls…. but is she favorite enough for this price?” “whats the price” “[points]” “[in quiet horror] holy shit”
• will is super nervous about showing nico star trek because its his Favorite Thing Ever but even though nico kind of finds it super boring, seeing will laugh and get so passionate about the characters makes it one of his top ten favorite shows
• they also watch xena warrior princess and laugh for ages about the inaccuracies while lementing that xena and gabrielle should just kiss already, obviously theyre in love, anyone can see it
• they also convince the hermes cabin to bring in some game consoles so they can beat eachothers asses at videogames whenever they want. will likes games like skyrim and fallout where you can kinda just screw around a bunch but nico likes it better when he convinces will to play dark souls “WHY DO YOU EVEN LIKE THIS GAME” “because its the only time that you suffer when i’m allowed to laugh” “….you are an evil man. no kisses for 2 weeks.” “okay” “wait no i take it back-”
• nico doesnt know the famed star wars plot twist. he doesnt know. he is pure. will realizes this and it wakes him from deep sleep and, in a cold sweat, he leaps out and runs to the hades cabin, hands shaking. “NICO YOU HAVE TO WATCH THESE MOVIES OH MY GODS-” (nico; “luke and leia are cute i guess but endgame is obviously luke and han, right?” will; “just… just wait for it, okay darlin?”)
• will showing nico all the gay comic book heroes, like northstar and iceman and barbara gordan and billy kaplan and striker and hulkling and midnighter and apollo and tommy shepherd (“okay its not canon but he’s totally bi and i can confirm because im totally bi-”)
• just… will and nico being cute gay nerd boyfriends
Man no joke but 90% of the rogue one character crit imho amounts to “these characters are too traumatised by their lives and their political experiences for me to relate and connect to them” which like, sorry bud but maybe it’s time to sit down and let us postcolonials connect to a blockbuster action film on a visceral and political level for once in our fucking lives
Me: OH MY GOD IT IS BAE!!!!!! LOOK AT HER SHE IS ****BAE****!!!! LOOK AT HER PRECIOUS FACE HAVE YOU EVER EVEN SEEN SUCH A CUTE?!?! THAT’S RIGHT QUEEN SLAY!!! SASS THOSE IMPS!!!!! BLAST THOSE STORMTROOPERS!!!!! GET IT BAE GET IT!!!!! SHE IS SO *SMOL* OH NO SHE LOOKS SAD I WILL WRAP HER IN ALL THE BLANKETS AND ALL THE PILLOWS I WILL DESTROY THE EMPIRE MYSELF SINGLEHANDEDLY FOR HER I WILL RESURRECT ALDERAAN I WILL SAVE THE GALAXY FOR BAE BUT I DON’T HAVE TO BECAUSE SHE CAN DO IT HERSELF WHAT A LOVELY!!!!! WHAT A STRONNG!!!! NO ONE CAN COMPARE TO BAE SHE IS ******BAE******!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*sees a picture of Han Solo or Luke Skywalker two seconds later*
Me: HOLY CRAP IT IS BAE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK THERE HE IS IT IS ****BAE****!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BRAVE!!!!!! WHAT A HANDSOME!!!!!!!!! HAVR YOU GUYS SEEN THIS IT IS BAE–!
Part 1 can be found here. In Part 2, our heroes meet a member of Luke’s other rebellion, Leia gets a delivery, Luke catches a glimpse of his father, and Leia puts some things together…
Title is taken from Deb Talan’s song of the same name, which is basically the Anakin and Leia theme song for this ‘verse.
Also, this is monstrously long. And I’m still not entirely happy with it, but I think I’ve tweaked it as much as I can, so.
Warnings for: mentions and implications of slavery, off-screen death (not of a major character), enough irony to power the entire Imperial fleet.
Part 2: The Holocron
Leia hadn’t thought that any place could be more dismal than
Panoor, but Ord Mantell had quickly proved her wrong.
Oh, it didn’t have the perpetual rain and dreary skies of
Panoor. Ord Mantell was more often sunny and warm than not. In fact it was
downright hot, the air thick and muggy and ripe with the sickly sweet smells of
sweat and rotting garbage.
But it was the feel of the place that was truly oppressive.
People came to Ord Mantell to disappear, it was said, and Leia could easily
believe it. The people they passed in the streets were dull-eyed and slow,
their faces slack and their steps going wide of one another. They looked more
dead than alive.
That was how Leia had spotted the bounty hunter. He’d been
trying to blend in, probably, but he’d looked far more real than anyone else here. He’d been difficult to miss.
Mark Hamill’s Carrie Fisher Tribute: “Making Her Laugh Was a Badge of Honor”
Carrie and I occupied a unique area in each other’s lives. It was like we were in a garage band together that somehow hit it huge. We had no idea the impact Star Wars would have on the world. I remember we were out on tour right before the movie opened. By the time we got to Chicago, there was a crowd at the airport. I said, ‘Hey look, you guys, there must be somebody famous on the plane.“ I was looking around to see who it might be. And then in the crowd I saw a kid dressed in a Han Solo vest. Then I saw girl dressed like Princess Leia. I said, "Oh my God, look, Carrie, there’s somebody dressed just like you. She’s got the buns on her head!” The first time I met Carrie was at dinner in London before we started filming together. I had been the first one to go over to Africa with Sir Alec Guinness and the robots, to do all the desert planet stuff, then I came back to London and then Harrison Ford came over. Carrie was the last piece in the puzzle to come to London. So I said to the production office, “I’d like to meet her before we work together.” They worked out that we’d meet for dinner. You know, she was 19 years old at the time. I was a worldly 24. So I was thinking, “Oh my God, it’ll be like working with a high school kid.” But I was just bowled over. I mean she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken. She had a way of just being so brutally candid. I’d just met her but it was like talking to a person you’d known for ten years. She was telling me stuff about her stepfather, about her mom, about Eddie Fisher - it was just harrowing in its detail. I kept thinking, “Should I know this?” I mean, I wouldn’t have shared that with somebody that I had trusted for years and years and years. But she was the opposite. She just sucked you into her world.
I was so middle class. Growing up, the closest thing to a celebrity we had was our next door neighbor, who was a baggage handler who returned Jerry Lewis’ wallet that fell on the tarmac in San Diego. But Carrie was something completely different. She dropped out of high school to be in the chorus of “Irene” on Broadway. I was just in awe of her.
She was so committed to joy and fun and embracing life. She had an Auntie Mame quality to her. I would do crazy things to amuse her on the set. Making her laugh was always a badge of honor. I remember during Empire we were split up storywise; it was a difficult film to shot and there was a lot of tension on the set. I was off in the swampland with the puppets and robots, but at least Carrie and Harrison got to work with human beings. Once at lunchtime she said, “You should try on my jumpsuit.” I said, “The one-piece white jumpsuit? You’re what, 5'2”? I’ll never get in!“ She said, "Just try.” I put on that Princess Leia zipper jump suit and it was so tight I looked like a Vegas lounge singer. If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, she had me put on one of those bald cap masks with the Bozo hair and glasses and nose and then she walked me around the back lot. The lengths I would go to hear her laugh - there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh. She would do these crazy things and make me do these crazy things, but I really don’t think they were crazy after all. In a way, it was a defense mechanism for her. She was so off the wall, she could use it as protection. Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality.
I’m grateful that we stayed friends and got to have this second act with the new movies. I think it was reassuring to her that I was there, the same person, that she could trust me, as critical as we could sometimes be with each other. We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. “I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!” We went through it all. It’s like we were a family. When you were in her good graces, you couldn’t have more fun with any person on the planet. She was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life. I think that’s a really rare quality. And then you could go 180 degrees opposite, where you were furious with one another and wouldn’t speak for weeks and weeks. But that’s all part of what makes a relationship complete. It’s not all one sided. Like I say, she was a handful. She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was.
So today I saw a guy wearing a Star Wars: The Force Awakens t-shirt and I complimented it. He proceeded to say, “Thanks, but I didn’t know girls liked Star Wars.” 🙄
I immediately stopped smiling and said, “Let’s not start this conversation.” I walked away, absolutely fuming.
Girls and women have liked Star Wars since it first came out. Oh my god, Leia, Padme, Rey, Jyn, Rose and all the male characters of Star Wars have had a massive women fanbase forEVER. One could say that Kylo Ren has a predominantly women fanbase. I just…I don’t know if I’ll ever compliment another guy’s shirt again.
The best decision I made this morning was looking at reaction videos and watching some haters take it so personal that they’re flipping out and immediately scrambling to find some kind of reasons to deny why the trailer ended on that note… ”Oh my god this motherfucker. If he kill Leia… He better not- OH they better not be making him go to the light side. It’s too late. He killed the greatest SW character of. all. time. He killed Han Solo. WE ALL HATE HIM. We already hate him, he’s condemned.”